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Pushing the Elephant

Rose Mapendo lost her family and home to the ethnic violence that engulfed the Democratic Republic of Congo, yet she emerged from the suffering advocating peace and reconciliation. But after helping numerous victims to recover and rebuild their lives, there is one person Rose must still teach to forgive: her daughter Nangabire, now 17 and living in Arizona. PUSHING THE ELEPHANT captures one of the most important stories of our age, in which genocidal violence is challenged by the moral fortitude and grace of one woman’s mission for peace.

Filmmakers in person Sat 8/7 at 7:30, Sun 8/8 at 9:45, & Tue 8/10 at 7:30, Wed 8/11 at 9:45, & Thu 8/12 at 9:45!

  • Country US/Switzerland/Kenya/Rwanda/Burundi/Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Language In English, Swahili, Kinyarwanda and Kimulenge with English subtitles
  • Rating NR
  • Year 2010
  • Running Time 89 minutes
  • Website http://www.artsengine.net/pushing_the_elephant/
  • Director Beth Davenport & Elizabeth Mandel